motor that started it all. The Honda B-Series is, by far, the most
popular engine for swaps in the Honda/Acura scene.
Available in 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and 2.0 Litre
configurations, the B Series remains the most popular choice when
performing a Honda engine swaps.
The B Series was available with and without Honda's V-TEC. The engines
with V-TEC are, even in OEM form, the most desirable, as the variable
valve timing allows for better tuning and ultimately more torque and
Here at King, we've done literally hundreds of B Series swaps over the
years. We have unsurpassed knowledge experience and proven results
building and tuning these motors. Whether street, road course or strip,
King's B Series builds have proven not only fast, but incredibly
Although many B Series end up as Hybrids, or highly-modified, we build
many to OEM specs, especially for the Integra Type R owners who wish to
keep their cars original, but still want the most out of their B18s.
The LS-VTEC Hybrid, or Frankenstein motor, combines the best of two
different Honda powerplants while maintaining OEM parts and reliability.
The LS-VTEC takes its name from the most commonly used parts; the 1.8
litre shortblock from an Integra LS (or GS/RS), and a VTEC head from an
Integra Type R/GSR, Civic Si or Del Sol VTEC.
The 2 litre version can be created in two ways: using a stock 2 litre
CR-V block or having an Integra LS/RS/GS block sleeved to displace 2
The reason for using either shortblock, aside from displacement in the 2
litre, is the stroke. The Type R and GSR have a stroke of 87.2mm, while
the LS or CR-V stroke is 89mm. Combining either option with OEM JDM
VTEC pistons results in substantial low and mid-range torque, as well as
increased horsepower across the entire power band.
Substantial power and torque are easily obtainable through exhaust,
intake and cams. Add to the mix the key ingredients of a good tuning
solution along with King's expert tuners and you've got the recipe for
some serious all-motor power!
As for forced induction, numbers of 300 to 500+ WHP are easily